Northern Ethiopia Experience
Enjoy Ethiopia’s highlights with time. This trip is and extended version of our short itinerary for those who have more time for a more in depth view on Ethiopia’s people and culture. The North is rich in historical sites within a setting of the highest mountain ranges in Africa. This tour combines the highlights of Northern Ethiopia including the UNESCO World Heritages at Gondar, Axum and Lalibela and the naturally spectacular Simien Mountains National Park.
Accompanied by one of our experienced SimienEcoTours guides (English, Italian, Spanish, French & German available) you will visit Ethiopia’s Northern historic and nature sights. After visiting Ethiopia’s historic capital of Gondar with its 17th century castles, you will go for walks in Ethiopia’s highest mountain range and discover on a day trip its eastern steep cliffs, mountains and wildlife. Move on to see mythical rock-hewn churches in Lalibela carved out solid rock and set off for a hiking day in the stunning surrounding Lasta Mountains. Discover the ruins of the first great civilisation in East Africa in the city of Axum. And finally, in Gheralta region you will be blown away by the “Arizona” of Ethiopia with its towering red sandstone mountains where rock-hewn churches are hidden in the ostensively unreachable hilltops and your second day there will bring you to some of the hidden treasures of Ethiopian Christianity.
Overnights are spent in wisely selected and mainly beautifully located mid-range to high-range hotels and lodges. Upgrades to more atmospheric lodges in some destinations are possible and highlighted in the itinerary. Talk to our Travel Experts.
Tour code: CU06